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Hummus

This versatile, delicious and healthy dip is incredibly easy to make with just a handful of ingredients.

The main ingredient of hummus is chickpeas, which are a good source of protein, fibre and carbohydrate, as well as containing a variety of vitamins and minerals.

Add this yummy dip to platters, sandwiches or salads to add a boost of flavour as well as nutrients!

Try making your own and notice the difference from packaged alternatives, you can even put your own spin on it by adding different flavours - smoked paprika or even wasabi work really well!

 


 

Ingredients

  • 1 can of chickpeas

  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed and chopped

  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons Tahini (see notes)

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • Water

 

Method

  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas, reserving around 2 tablespoons of the liquid from the can.

  • Place chickpeas, crushed garlic, cumin, lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, salt and chickpea liquid in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Add water by the tablespoon if necessary to reach your desired consistency.

  • Taste and season further if required.

  • Serve with vege sticks, crackers or enjoy in a sandwich or salad.

 

Notes:


Tahini is traditionally used, but if you don't have it, peanut butter can be used in its place.

Sometimes I add a teaspoon of smoked paprika to give my hummus a smokey flavour, and most recently I tried a tablespoon of wasabi - it was a winner!



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